• Sales of electric cars are growing faster in Europe than in any other region.
  • The carbon savings of EVs depend on grid makeup and when it is filled
  • Switzerland has the best record, followed by Poland and Kosovo.
  • It saves more solar and wind energy for daylight

Berlin, November 10, 2011 (FBC) Electric vehicles are a powerful tool in the fight against global warming, but their impact varies from country to country and in some places they are more polluted than petrol models, data analysis shows.

According to Radiant Energy Group (REG) research consultants, the grids in Europe, Poland and Kosovo are generating more carbon emissions because of the dependence on coal.

Elsewhere in Europe, however, the picture is better, although relative carbon savings depend on what kind of supply grid and when vehicles are loaded during the day.

Switzerland, which operates nuclear and hydroelectric power, owns 100% carbon-saving V-Ves petrol vehicles, Norway 98%, France 96%, Sweden 95% and Austria 93%, according to a study shared with Reuters.

Laggar Cyprus is 4%, Serbia 15%, Estonia 35% and the Netherlands 37%. EV Driver, Europe’s largest car manufacturer in Europe, based on a mixture of renewable and coal, saves 55% on greenhouse gas emissions.

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In countries such as Germany or Spain, which invest heavily in solar and wind, the lack of renewable energy reserves depends largely on the amount of carbon used to drive EV.

Afternoon Charging – When the sun and wind are high – the grid saves 16-18% more carbon at night if they are more likely to add gas or coal.

The analysis comes ahead of discussions on transport on Wednesday at the Cop 26 Leaders’ Summit, based on public data from the European Distribution Operations Forum ENTSO-E and the European Environment Agency (EAA).

The automotive industry has shown how its ability to reduce emissions depends on finding better ways to consume carbohydrates and store renewable energy – many European countries have not yet been able to overcome the challenges.

Lithium-ion batteries can store up to four hours of energy at a full capacity, which means that even countries are struggling to recharge their batteries at night due to their high solar and wind power.

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Until then, there is a low carbon footprint in the region, EV drivers want to reduce their footprint, and engineers designing charging infrastructure should take these differences into account, say REG researchers based in Germany and the United States.

Researcher Sid Baga says: “Electricity has the potential to reduce the number of vehicles that can be replaced by electric motors.

“However, the carbon footprint of the electrification varies greatly depending on the country’s energy mix.

The emissions gap between electric and gasoline-powered vehicles has fallen in recent years, with automakers realizing the EU needs to meet its carbon reduction targets.

As a result, carbon offsets for newly registered gasoline-powered cars in Europe fell by an average of 25% between 2006 and 2016, according to EA data.

In Europe, the sale of EV will be extended to government subsidies and guidelines from 2035 on new ICE cars. One of the five vehicles sold in Europe in the last quarter was electric, and consultant Ernst & Young is expected to outperform ICEs. Perfect in 2028.

Automobiles, including General Motors (GMN), StLA.MI and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), are set to sell most or solo vehicles in Europe in the coming years, with GM set to hold an electric European parade by 2022. And Volkswagen plans to sell 70% of all electricity by 2030.

The REG study is based on data from January 1 to October 15, 2021, and compares the discharge emissions of an electric vehicle comparable to the TSLA.O Model 3 by moving the vehicle at an average distance of 100 km with petrol.

Countries with more than 85% cleaner refueling than electric cars are a permanent source of low carbon energy, such as hydroelectric or nuclear.

Even then, there are no hard and fast rules when a source of energy that lowers the carbon supply in the EU – for example, in Sweden the wind blows more at night.

Filling EV in Ireland, which generates 46 percent of its energy from renewable energy, saves the same amount of carbon as Moldova. .

“Ireland produces more carbon dioxide than Moldova – but it gets 13% of its electricity from oil (1.8x more than gas), 9% from coal (2.3x more than gas) and 3%. Peas (2.6x more than gas). Said Baga.

Reporting by Victoria Waldersse and Ali Levine; Edited by Andrew Cawthorne

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